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August 20th Talk on NJ Lighthouses

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Please join us on August 20th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room for a talk on New Jersey Lighthouses. Marilyn Dunning and Alan Jacobson of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society will present the program.

Included in the presentation is a discussion of lighthouse history, structure and characteristics. Those who attend will find out about lighthouse keepers, governance, purpose, and how weather affects lighthouses. Also there will be a miniature map of New Jersey on display noting the location of the lighthouses.

Formed 30 years ago as a state chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society, the New Jersey Lighthouse Society has as its goals and missions: To assist in restoration and preservation of American lighthouses; To raise public consciousness of New Jersey Lighthouse structures; To educate the public about the historical link to maritime past; and to Continue to research the history of lighthouses and related navigational aids. You can find out more about the New Jersey Lighthouse Society online at http://www.njlhs.org/.

Presenters Marilyn Dunning and Alan Jacobson are volunteer presenters for the Society. They have been sailors for many years on the Chesapeake Bay, in the Virgin Islands, and in New England. They take tours throughout the United States and Canada to visit lighthouses on land and on the water.

If you plan to attend this free talk, please RSVP to Cindy Warrick at cwarrick@njstatelib.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.

Details

Date:
August 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Venue

New Jersey State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
Phone:
609-278-2640
Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Organizer

Cindy Warrick, Sr. Public Information Asst.
Phone:
609-278-2640
Email:
cwarrick@njstatelib.org
Website:
www.njstatelib.org